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    DescriptionThe second edition of "Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management" provides a thorough introduction to general ecological principles and examines how they can be applied to wildlife management and conservation. Expanded and updated, this second edition includes new chapters on understanding ecosystems and the use of computer models in wildlife management. It gives a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ecology including the latest theories on population dynamics and conservation. It reviews practical applications and techniques and how these can be used to formulate realistic objectives with in an ecological framework. Examples of real-life management situations from around the world provide a broad perspective on the international problems of conservation. Worked examples on CD enable students to practice calculations explained in the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at website. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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    Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.R.E. Sinclair, By (author) John Fryxell, By (author) Graeme Caughley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405107372
    ISBN 10: 1405107375

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
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    DC22: 639.9
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, SCI086000, SCI020000
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    LC classification: SK355.C38, SK355 .C38 2006
    Thema V1.0: RNK, RNF
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    18 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Tony Sinclair is former Director of the Centre for Biodiversity Research at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Working in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, on ecology and conservation projects for over 40 years, he also carries out research in Canadian subartic ecosystems, as well as being involved in conservation issues in Australia and New Zealand. Previous publications include: Wildlife Ecology (1994), African Buffalo (1977), Serengeti (1979), Serengeti II (1995), Serengeti III (forthcoming), and Conserving National Diversity (2000). John Fryxell is currently at the Department of Integrative Biology, at the University of Guelph, Canada, having previously worked at the University of British Columbia and as Wildlife Consultant for the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. His current research focuses on the role of behavior in population and community dynamics of large mammals. He is the author of Individual behaviour and Community Dynamics (1998) and the forthcoming title Serengeti III with Tony Sinclair.
    Review quote
    "This book has one very interesting feature: it comes with a CD Rom complete with exercises and an evaluation copy of a mathematical calculating/drawing program called Mathcad... Overall, a comprehensive text, well designed, aimed at the more experienced student/conservationist." (Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter) "The scope of the book is broad and the subject matter logically presented and well-explained." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society)
    Back cover copy
    This extensively revised new edition of "Wildlife Ecology, Conservation, and Management" provides a succinct and clear introduction to general ecological principles, and then goes on to show how those principles can be applied to wildlife management and conservation. The unique feature of this book is that general ecology is explained first, allowing those students who do not have an ecology background to get to grips quickly with applications to real world situations. This said, the book is appropriate to both undergraduate and graduate classes in applied ecology, conservation, and natural resource management. The book will also be valuable to professional wildlife biologists in developing their research and management. This edition includes new chapters on foraging and on community and ecosystem ecology. Recent developments in the use of computer modelling are explored in several of the chapters and an overview of how to choose between different models is provided in a separate new chapter. An accompanying CD with worked examples allows students to develop skills in computer modelling and practical problem solving.
    Table of contents
    Preface. 1 Introduction. 2 Biomes. 3 Animals as individuals. 4 Population growth. 5 Dispersal, dispersion, and distribution. 6 Food and feeding. 7 The ecology of behavior. 8 Population regulation, fluctuation and competition within species. 9 Competition and facilitation between species. 10 Predation. 11 Consumer-resource dynamics. 12 Parasites and pathogens. 13 Communities and ecosystems. 14 Counting animals. 15 Experimental management. 16 Model evaluation and adaptive management. 17 Conservation in theory. 18 Conservation in practice. 19 Wildlife harvesting. 20 Wildlife control. References. Appendices. Index